The Very Best of Mstislav Rostropovich

Release Date: 7/26/2011
Catalog Number: 5099909477520
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This double-disc set features the great Soviet-era born cellist in excerpts and encore pieces by Bach, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, and more.
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Cello no 1 in C major, H 7b no 1: 1st movement, Moderato by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Classical
Written: circa 1761-1765 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
2. Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, Op. 101/H 7b no 2: 3rd movement, Rondo-Allegro by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Classical
Written: 1783 ;
3. Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double": 3rd movement, Vivace non troppo by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: George Szell
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Austria
4. Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99: 4th movement, Allegro molto by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Alexander Dedyukhin (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ;
5. Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191: 1st movement, Allegro by Antonín Dvorák
Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1895 ; Bohemia
6. Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129: 3rd Movement, Sehr lebhaft by Robert Schumann
Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Period: Romantic
Written: 1850 ; Germany
7. Concerto for Cello no 1 in A minor, Op. 33: 1st movement, Allegro non troppo by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1872 ; France
8. Don Quixote, Op. 35: Excerpt(s) by Richard Strauss
Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Ulrich Koch (Viola)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896-1897 ; Germany
9. Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68: 4th movement, Passacaglia by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1963 ;
10. Concerto for Cello no 1 in E flat major, Op 107: 1st movement, Allegretto by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1959 ; USSR
11. Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40: 4th movement, Allegro by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Dmitri Shostakovich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934 ; USSR
12. The Canticle of the Sun: Excerpt(s) by Sofia Gubaidulina
Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Neil Percy (Percussion), Simon Carrington (Percussion)
Conductor: Ryusuke Numajiri
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1997 ; Russia
13. Love for Three Oranges Suite, Op. 33a: March by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer: Alexey Zybtsev (Piano), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1919/1924 ; USA
14. Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Alexander Dedyukhin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1890/1905 ; France
15. Elfentanz (Dance of the Elves), for cello & piano, Op. 39 by David Popper
Performer: Alexander Dedyukhin (Piano), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1881 ; Austria
16. Cinderella: Waltz-Coda by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Alexander Dedyukhin (Piano)
Period: Modern
Written: 1940-1944 ; Soviet Union
17. Symphony-Concerto for cello and orchestra in E minor, Op. 125: 2. Allegro giusto by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Modern
Written: 1952 ;
18. Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720 ; Cöthen, Germany
19. Variations (12) for Cello and Piano in G major on a theme by Handel, WoO 45: Excerpt(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Vasso Devetzi (Piano), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Classical
Written: 1796 ; Vienna, Austria
20. Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33: Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1876 ; Russia
21. Vocalise, instrumental arrangement, Op. 34/14 by Sergey Rachmaninov
Performer: Alexander Dedyukhin (Piano), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Post-Romantic
22. Vocalise, instrumental arrangement, Op. 34/14 by Sergey Rachmaninov
Performer: Alexander Dedyukhin (Piano), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Post-Romantic
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